Project Learning Tree is an award-winning environmental education program designed for teachers and other educators with students in pre-kindergarten through grade 12. PLT uses the forest as a “window” into the natural world, helping young people gain an awareness and knowledge of the world around them, as well as their place within it.
- PLT works in the city and the country, whether there is a forest or a single tree. It works anywhere in Texas.
- PLT helps prepare students to make informed decisions about conservation practices and resource use.
- PLT teaches students how to think, not what to think about our complex environment.
- PLT helps develop student skills in creative problem solving, critical thinking, evaluation and research.
PLT is correlated to the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills. PLT is also correlated to several national standards.
Trained facilitators conduct workshops throughout Texas. Educators receive written curriculum materials as well as practical, hands-on training during the workshop. A minimal fee is required per participant.
Continuing Professional Education credits are offered following workshop attendance: State Board for Educator Certification, Texas Environmental Education Advisory Committee, and International Society of Arboriculture.
Check the training calendar to find a workshop near you. If you don’t find one near you, host one. Please contact us with any questions. Workshops can be arranged at a variety of times and locations, including weekends, during the workday, or immediately after the school day is over.